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NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, H.E.R., ‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘Insecure’ Lead

“The Harder They Fall,” “Insecure” and H.E.R. lead the pack of film, TV and music nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards, while Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X,…

Bonnaroo announces 2022 lineup, Stevie Nicks first-ever female headliner

The Bonnaroo music festival, slated for June 16 to 19 in Manchester, Tennessee, will feature a performance by Nicks on the final day of the weekend.

Roddy Ricch Goes Outside the Box With Measured, Insightful ‘Live Life Fast’: Album Review

Roddy Ricch had a very good 2020. After releasing “The Box” in Dec. 2019, the Compton rapper hit his stride, logging his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1…

Motown Records Names Courtney Lowery Executive VP of Media Strategy and Lifestyle

Motown Records has named Courtney Lowery as executive vice president of media strategy and lifestyle. In this new role, Lowery will oversee media strategy and execution for the…

Music Agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan, Buster Philipps Exit WME, Bound for UTA (EXCLUSIVE)

WME music agents Marissa Smith, Matthew Morgan and Buster Philipps have left the agency and are bound for UTA, sources tell Variety. The news follows the exit of…

Grammy Awards Nominations 2022: The Complete List (Live Updates)

Nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards are being announced today in a virtual rollout on the Grammys’ site. Variety will list the nominations in all 80-some categories…

Grammy nominations 2022: Full list of nominees; 2 new categories added

Leave the door open for some surprising snubs as the nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards have been announced. In adherence to strict safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recording Academy revealed the nominations for the 64th Grammys show during its second-annual virtual livestream event on Tuesday morning from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. “It’s…

UTA Names Scott Clayton Co-Head of Global Music

As expected, veteran agent Scott Clayton, who left his role as co-head of music at WME late last month, has joined UTA as co-head of its global music…

Lil Nas X’s ‘Industry Baby’ Song Finally Goes No. 1; Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Returns as Top Album

The status quo on the songs chart has shifted, as Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby” — a collab with Jack Harlow — finally reached No. 1 after spending…

J. Cole Brings Bars Back to the Barclays Center: Concert Review

One of the most endearing attributes of J. Cole’s career has always been his transparency. For over a decade, the Carolina rapper has amassed a legion of followers…

Music Attorney Dina LaPolt Marks 20 Years in the Biz, and 20 Lessons She Learned Along the Way

Music lawyers run the gamut when it comes to personality – some are rarely seen or quoted, preferring to negotiate under the radar — others are seasoned schmoozers…

21 Savage Turns Himself in on Drug and Weapons Charges Related to ICE Arrest

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage, the British born-artist who was arrested by ICE in 2019 for overstaying his visa, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday night on drug…